ROANOKE, Va. – Some of us in Southwest and Central Virginia will see a hazy sky at times Wednesday, despite a drop in humidity. That usually coincides with a clear sky due to the lack of water vapor.
In Wednesday’s case, however, there’s a plume of smoke from Canadian wildfires that is making it into the Eastern U.S.
According to NASA, these fires have burned more than 1,800 square miles in provinces like British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. That’s ten times the average area burned through mid-May.
While we will see some smoke, the good thing is it isn’t making it down to the ground. Our air quality won’t suffer.
In fact, if it lingers through sunset Wednesday, it could filter out the sun and make it look like a red or orange disk.
If you get any smoky sunset pictures, send them to us through Pin It.